20 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Under $25

Saying "I love you" doesn't have to be expensive. Spoil your favorite person with these budget-friendly Valentine's Day gifts.

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January 18, 2023

I don't know about you, but my wallet still hasn't fully recovered from the holidays — and now Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching. So this year, in a mutual effort to stick to our budget, my wonderful husband and I have shamelessly agreed to set a spending limit of just $25. And to be honest, I kind of love it. It's just enough cash to get creative with our gifts but not enough to do any damage.

In fact, don't tell him this, but I've already started shopping around and found so many heartfelt (and hilarious) options for $25 or less. Here's a list of my 20 top picks, just in case you want to steal them for your own sweetheart.

$24

Kissable lips are such a cute idea. Bring a smile to your Valentine's face (and fun touch to their skincare routine) with a new lip treatment. The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is incredibly hydrating, smells amazing and makes lips look smoother and plumper overnight. All you have to do is choose the scent.

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$19.99

If your partner is all about conversation and quality time, then spoil them with Let's Get Deep: Questions for Couples. The set contains 400 prompts from ice breakers such as "Do you sing in the shower?" to deeper questions like "What first attracted you to me?" They'll love getting to know you on a whole other level.

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Long-distance relationships are tough. But with this custom portrait keychain, your partner can always keep you close. The one-of-a-kind gift is hand-drawn with acrylic paint onto a glittery resin heart and will arrive just in time for Valentine's Day if you order right now.

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Make watching movies together feel like a special occasion with this fun scratch-off poster. You can take turns choosing a title (like Citizen Kane, Wall-E or Lord of the Rings) and then reveal a vibrant film-related scene under each square. By the end, they'll have a special keepsake for their walls.

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$9.99

In the language of love and appliances, a regular mini waffle maker says that you like each other, but a heart-shaped mini waffle maker says that you're head over heels. (We don't make the rules!) Clue your partner in by leaving this Dash Mini Waffle Maker in the kitchen. The device heats up in seconds, so you can enjoy breakfast and then get back to snuggling.

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Date Night just got way cozier. Delight your favorite homebody and deepen your relationship with this activity journal. The hardcover book is packed with quizzes, drawing pages and even prompts for discussing the future you want together. (Best of all? You can connect from the comfort of your couch.)

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$24.95 (Set of 2)

Designed for lasting enjoyment, these Instagram-worthy bouquets boast multiple stems of air-dried globe amaranth arranged with natural caspia. The wildflower bouquets come wrapped in brown paper and are ready for gift-giving.

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Toast to the place you met or fell in love with these sentimental cocktail glasses. You can choose from nearly 40 major cities (like Atlanta, Austin, Denver and Portland), and then the designers will etch the grid onto the glass. Streets and neighborhoods are interspersed throughout.

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From $9.99

Here's a Valentine's Day gift that you'll both appreciate. Protect his wedding band from scratches (and his hand from potential injuries) with a set of ThunderFit Silicone Rings. He can wear them at the gym, on runs or on camping trips with his friends, and safely show off his commitment to your relationship.

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Sweep your partner off their feet (in more ways than one) with a bottle of Slow Dance. This bespoke fragrance features notes of strawberries, lychee and caramel and will spark memories of your first date, wedding or anniversary.

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Fresh flowers are nice, but nothing beats something this permanent. Put a lasting spin on the traditional Valentine's Day bouquet, and hand your partner a birth flower ring. You could also engrave the disc with a flower that represents your anniversary or child.

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$14 (Set of 6)

Your S.O. will absolutely melt when they see these Valentine's Day bath bombs. Treat them to a little R&R by leaving these mini hearts (featuring dried flowers inside) by the tub. Each one is infused with essential oils to hydrate their skin and provide some aromatherapy.

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$23.99

If you can't get away for Valentine's Day, then a romantic staycation is the next best thing. Treat your partner to a night of decadent fondue with this tealight-filled ceramic pot. Start by melting chocolate, then dip an array of foods in it such as strawberries, pineapple pieces, crackers and more to create a delicious and interactive dessert spread.

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Celebrate your love of Schitt's Creek and each other by gifting your person a coffee mug inspired by David and Patrick. The microwave-safe cup is crafted from smooth ceramic and printed with high-quality sublimation for a gift that will last for years.

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$15 (Set of 10)

So, your relationship is finally fridge-official. Give your S.O. prime real estate on your fridge (or stake your claim on theirs) with these Instax Mini Photo Magnets. Each set includes 10 picture sleeves, so you can display all of your favorite memories.

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$20 (Pack of 8)

For a gift that keeps on giving, opt for these delicious lollipops that feature flower and herb seeds in the stem. Yep, you read that right. After the recipient enjoys one of the eight all-natural lollipops (in flavors such as lavender and lemongrass, strawberry and basil, and sage and marshmallow), they can plant the entire stick in soil to grow an edible plant.

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$32.98 $23.99

Show off your excellent communication and collaboration skills with a personalized puzzle that you can complete together. The 252-piece set costs just under $25 and will make an amazing keepsake for their coffee table. Best of all? You can customize it with up to 17 photos.

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Show your loved one how much you appreciate them with a mug that reads, "You are my favorite." The stoneware cup is both microwave- and dishwasher-safe and holds up to 15 ounces of their favorite coffee, tea or other beverage.

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Pair the "You Are My Favorite" mug with this adorable hot chocolate and marshmallow disk. All your recipient has to do is drop it in hot milk to create a rich, creamy and decadent drink. Top the hot chocolate with the hand-decorated marshmallow heart to finish off the sweet treat.

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$13.59

Get to know each other and the night sky with this swoon-worthy book for amateur stargazers. Together, you'll flip through hundreds of high-gloss pages; learn all about shooting stars, planets and constellations; and be able to spot celestial bodies on future camping trips or in your backyard.

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